The Omen (1976) - directed by Richard Donner and starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw, and Harvey Stephens as Damien…
I am still scared of this CLASSIC picture. This is the alternate version of the one sheet from our Dawn of Nostalgia collection. Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador, and he soon learns that the child he is raising is the Antichrist. Gregory Peck made this in response to his own son committing suicide in 1975. Peck took a salary cut and 10% of the gross - it became the highest paid performance of his career. The film has a curse - both Peck and writer David Seltzer were struck by lighting on their planes while flying to set, the Rottweilers viciously attacked their trainers. Richard Donner’s hotel was bombed by the IRA, one of Peck’s chartered planes that he missed crashed killing all on board, there were multiple car accidents, and special effects artist John Richardson was injured and his girlfriend beheaded on his next film “A Bridge Too Far”. The theme song “Ave Santani” means “Hail Satan”. The Zookeeper that ran the facility with the baboons was killed during filming of that scene. And finally, David Warner kept his severed head for many years, until his divorce, when his ex-wife obtained custody of it…
Shocker (1989) - directed by Wes Craven and starring Peter Berg, Michael Murphy, Ted Raimi, Camille Cooper, and Mitch Pileggi as Horace Pinker…
This was a fun one during Halloween 1989. After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him into police. Took 13 submissions to finally get an R-rating. Shocker was first pitched as a TV series to Fox. Alive Films took over the rights to this film when John Carpenter gave his remaining two picture slots to Wes Craven after They Live. Lots of guest appearances in this, including both Heather Langenkamp and Wes Cravens son, Jonathan, as a dead body! haha. Craven was hoping for another franchise starter with the character Horace Pinker…having been upset with the diminishing quality of the Elm Street sequels…but it didn’t take. I remember Mitch Pileggi appearing on Headbangers Ball in his Horace Pinker costume introducing the new video for Megadeth on Halloween…there are some fun parts in this!
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - directed by Wes Craven and starring Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, John Saxon, Amanda Wyss, and Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger…
In my opinion one of the best horror films ever made, and one that started a seminal 80s franchise. The monstrous spirit of a slain janitor seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents are responsible for his untimely death. Over five hundred gallons of fake blood was used during filming - awesome. New Line Cinema became known as “The House That Freddy Built”. The first time Robert England put on the Freddy Glove he cut himself. Film debut of Johnny Depp. Craven based the story on a series of strange deaths centered around a group of South Asian refugees that refused to go to sleep because of their nightmares, and when they finally did, they died. Fred Krueger was a real classmate of Wes Cravens that bullied him constantly for several years. The Boiler Room is in the basement of the Lincoln Heights Jail, now condemned. Nancy is watching Evil Dead when she drifts off to sleep. The original glove was lost on the set of Nightmare 3: Dream Warriors. The scrape noise is a knife cutting the underside of a metal chair. Finally, I remember wandering into this at a young 8 years old at Dad’s theater, and it was the part where the BLOOD is rushing out of Glenn’s bed hitting the ceiling…
Movie poster painted by Matthew Peak…
Murder My Friends
And Build A New Army/
This How Feel About
You Fuck Niggas
Who Be Around Me/
If y'all not about making
no money Money ?
Stay the fuck away from me.
I don't like poor ass niggas.
I don't like broke ass hoes
I surely dont like hating bum ass fuck niggas that's poor hustling with abunch of junkies. 🙈🙉🙊
[Day 22] I watched this movie for the first time over the summer. I liked that, just like in the first movie, this one wasn't about the zombies but how the people acted and changed due to the out break. The zombies purpose is to move the story along and give reasons for why the characters are how they are. There's also the theme about consumerism and how we have become zombie-like. I would highly recommend this movie. I think the full movie is still on YouTube.